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August 12 2013


Alloy Wheel Refurbishment


Renovating alloy wheels. They do need a lot more looking after although alloy wheels look much better than http://www.mintalloys.co.uk/alloy-wheel-refurbishment.html your average metal wheel. Grit, rain and wind can hit the surface of the alloys, brake dust can also get into the surface to destroy your alloy wheels. If untreated the wheels could begin to corrode as well as your wheels could appear duller than steel wheels with wheel trims. Another point that can spoil the appearance of an alloy wheel is impact damage. Just somewhat scuffing the kerb may give your alloys a tough looking edge.

There are two means of refurbishing alloy wheels. One way would be to let the professionals do it, or if the damage is simply decorative the fixes can be achieved at home with a couple of tools and a little elbow grease. It is simpler to work with alloy wheels when they are off the automobile. The first job will be to mask up the tyres and any painted areas with paper and masking tape on areas you don't want to be affected. Then the rest of the lacquer could be taken off with some sort of paint stripper. Take the standard precautions to avoid the stripper coming in to contact with your skin. Use somebody rubbing compound with a damp cloth to disguise any small pitted areas, after the lacquer has been removed. You will need to also use some great grade wet and dry paper to get rid of any acute corrosion.

If there's any mild impact deterioration, then utilize a little grinding stone, a steel brush or perhaps a flap wheel on a drill to smooth this out. Take away the minimum amount of metal potential and again you might need some rubbing compound once you've got the place looking reasonably smooth. Once all of the impact damage and corrosion has vanished, the wheel will have to be polished. Find a suitable Alloy polish available from most good car accessory stores. Use loads of elbow grease to get your wheels to as large a glow as you can. Use a non-fluffy rag to apply the polish and then use a smooth material to buff it up. The next phase would be to give a re lacquer to the wheels with clear coat lacquer employing a narrow paint brush to use it. All should be available from most accessory stores as well as your wheels should look as good as new.

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